By Barry Duchan
I've been following the Mets since 1962. Have to admit I was a Yankee fan as a kid, but I found it to be so much more interesting to see how a young team could build itself up rather than following a team where the season didn't really begin until October. I remember them all - Casey, Marv, ChooChoo, Don Bosch, The Stork, etc. As the years went on, I became more and more of a Mets fan, and a Yankee hater once Steinbrenner and Billy Martin entered the picture.
I worked for the City of New York Dept. Of Finance for 35 years in the IT field (way back when, it was just called "Data Processing"). After retiring, I relocated with my family from Long Island to Chapel Hill, NC in 2005. I spend a lot of my time now checking out all the various Mets blogs. Fortunately, I still get to watch almost all of the Mets games (except those that are blacked out here). My blog, Metscentric focuses on my memories of the Mets' early days with pertinent observations on the current team as well. Like all Mets fans, I am looking forward to our next World Championship.
Note: More of Barry Duchan's writings can be found on his own Metscentric blog.